radioactivity management News

  • Progress on safe management of radioactive waste

    The Government today published the response to its consultation on how potential sites for geological disposal of higher activity waste in England will be identified and assessed. It also published a Framework document which sets out a high-level description of the desk-based site identification and assessment process and the criteria that will be used. Alongside this, the Government ...

  • Reappointments to the committee on radioactive waste management

    The Chair and twelve members of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) have recently been reappointed for a second term of office by sponsor Ministers from the Department of Energy and Climate Change and the devolved administrations for, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Committee plays a key role in providing independent scrutiny and advice to UK Government and devolved ...

  • Written Ministerial Statement on Management of Radioactive Waste

    THE DESK-BASED IDENTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT OF POTENTIAL CANDIDATE SITES FOR GEOLOGICAL DISPOSAL – STAGE 4 OF THE MANAGING RADIOACTIVE WASTE SAFELY PROGRAMME LAUNCH OF THE TRIENNIAL REVIEW OF THE COMMITTEE ON RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT (CoRWM) AND PUBLICATION OF STRATEGY ON LOW LEVEL WASTE FROM THE NON NUCLEAR INDUSTRIES I am pleased to inform the House ...

  • The Eighth European Commission Conference on the Management of Radioactive Waste

    The use of nuclear power for the generation of electricity is not the only producer of radioactive waste, it is also produced by many other applications such as industrial tests and radiotherapies. Research on radioactive waste has been a significant area of activity under the 7th Euratom Framework Programme (FP7, 2007-13). The Implementing Geological Disposal Technology Platform (IGD-TP) ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • UK appoints new radioactive waste management committee

    In appointing Dr Rebecca Lunn and Professor Andrew Sloan, Environment Minister Phil Woolas welcomed the skills and experience in hydrogeology and underground engineering that they will bring to the reconstituted Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM). The reconstituted Committee plays a key role in scrutinising Government’s and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA’s) plans for ...

  • New chair for Committee on Radioactive Waste Management

    Professor Laurence Williams has today been appointed as Chair of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management. He will take up the post in November 2012, for a period of four years. Professor Williams is currently Professor of Nuclear Safety at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN). Professor Williams has a long and distinguished career in the field of nuclear regulation, including as the ...

  • Deep geologic repository for radioactive waste

    The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has announced the availability of up to $175,000 under its Participant Funding Program to assist groups and individuals to participate in the environmental assessment of Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) proposed facility for the long-term disposal of low and intermediate level radioactive waste in Ontario. To receive funding, successful ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Written ministerial statement: Triennial review of the committee on radioactive waste management (CORWM)

    In March I announced the commencement of the Triennial Review of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM). Today I am announcing the findings of that review, which I am pleased to say support the continuation of CoRWM as the most appropriate body to undertake the hugely important work of independently advising and scrutinising the Government’s Managing Radioactive Waste Safely ...

  • Second Triennial Review of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM)

    I am today announcing the start of the second Triennial Review of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM). Triennial Reviews are part of the government’s commitment to ensuring that non-departmental public bodies continue to have regular independent challenge. The review will examine whether there is a continuing need for CoRWM’s function and its form and whether it ...

  • ARCO Ordered to Investigate Radioactivity at Anaconda Mine

    SAN FRANCISCO, California (ENS) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday ordered to the Atlantic Richfield Company, ARCO, to begin an investigation to determine the nature and extent of contamination at the Anaconda Copper Mine in Yerington, Nevada. The order requires ARCO to conduct a remedial investigation and feasibility study for most of the 3,468 acre mine site. ...

  • Communities consulted on radioactive waste disposal site

    Government today launched a consultation on a revised proposed process for working with communities in order to agree a site for a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF). The multi-billion pound facility would be used to dispose of higher activity radioactive waste safely underground. This would provide a permanent solution for the disposal of existing legacy waste, and waste from new nuclear power ...

  • Fines issued for Radioactive Substances Act breach

    Two companies and an individual who tried to dispose of radioactive waste without authorisation have been fined by Bedford Magistrates’ Court today (Fri) for breaching the Radioactive Substances Act 1993. The radioactive material was in an X-ray Flourescence Meter which belonged to FFEI Ltd (formerly known as Fuji Film Electronic Imaging Ltd) and used at its Peterborough premises until October ...

  • State to investigate radioactive waste site fire in Nevada

    Nevada state officials said Tuesday they don't know what sparked an apparent explosion and fire at a closed commercial radioactive waste dump in a predominantly rural county, but they vowed that the state will handle the investigation and cleanup. "We have the jurisdiction. We have the assets, and that's the course of action," James Wright, state Department of Public Safety chief, said after ...


    By Associated Press

  • Ansto & Battelle sign radioactive waste technology deal

    The Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation's Synroc technology is to be demonstrated as a way to clean up radioactive waste at the United States (US) Idaho National Laboratory. Dr George Collins, ANSTO's Chief of Research, said a US$1.4 million deal was signed between ANSTO Inc (ANSTO's US arm) and Battelle Energy Alliance - the management and operating contractor for the Idaho ...

  • EA publishes guidance for landfills taking radioactive waste

    Guidance for landfill operators that want to accept low-level radioactive waste has been published by the Environment Agency (EA). The guidance follows the introduction of a more flexible approach to disposal of such waste last year by the Government. It refers to low-level radioactive waste, like rubble and soil from decommissioned nuclear sites for example. EA strategic policy manager for ...

  • North Dakota Finds More Radioactive Oil Waste

    North Dakota confirmed Thursday (April 24, 2014) the discovery of a new radioactive dump of waste from oil drilling, and separately a company hired to clean up waste found in February at another location said it removed double the amount of radioactive material originally estimated to be there. The Canadian company hired to clean up the largest dump found so far, located at an abandoned gas ...


    By Associated Press

  • New Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials training course

    The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has just launched a new e-Learning training course onNaturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM). The course is free of charge, and is designed for Project Managers and scientists working in NORM industry and academics or industrial ...

  • Radioactive water may overflow at Japan plant

    The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant said Tuesday it is struggling to stop contaminated underground water from leaking into the sea. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said some of the water is seeping over or around an underground barrier it created by injecting chemicals into the soil that solidified into a wall. The latest problem involves underground water which has built up ...


    By Associated Press

  • Tank Cleanup at Defense Sites Will Leave Radioactive Waste

    Untitled Document WASHINGTON, DC, - High-level radioactive material will remain in nuclear waste the Department of Energy plans ...

  • U.S. Allows Radioactive Materials in Ordinary Landfills

    TAKOMA PARK, Maryland, May 14, 2007 (ENS) - Radioactive materials from nuclear weapons facilities are being released to regular landfills and could get into commercial recycling streams, finds a report issued today by the nonprofit Nuclear Information and Resource Service, NIRS. Radioactive scrap, concrete, equipment, asphalt, plastic, wood, chemicals, and soil are placed in ordinary landfills, ...

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